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Nearly synonymous with fine wine and all things epicurean, France has a culture of wine production and consumption that is deeply rooted in tradition. Many of the world’s most beloved grape varieties originated here, as did the concept of “terroir”—soil type, elevation, slope and mesoclimate combine to produce resulting wines that convey a sense of place. Accordingly, most French wine is labeled by geographical location, rather than grape variety. So a general understaning of which grapes correspond to which regions can be helpful in navigating all of the types of French wine. Some of the greatest wine regions in the world are here, including Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhône and Champagne, but each part of the country has its own specialties and strengths.

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the king and queen of Burgundy, producing elegant red and white wines with great acidity, the finest examples of which can age for decades. The same two grapes, along with Pinot Meunier, are used to make Champagne.

Of comparable renown is Bordeaux, focused on bold, structured red blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc including sometimes a small amount of Petit Verdot or Malbec. The primary white varieties of Bordeaux are Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon.

The northern Rhône Valley is responsible for single-varietal Syrah, while the south specializes in Grenache blends; Rhône's main white variety is Viognier.

Most of these grape varieties are planted throughout the country and beyond, extending their influence into other parts of Europe and New World appellations.

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  • Chateau L'Evangile  1995 Front Label
    Chateau L'Evangile 1995
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron  1995 Front Label
    Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron 1995
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Margaux  1995 Front Label
    Chateau Margaux 1995
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande  1995 Front Bottle Shot
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1995
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Haut-Batailley 1995
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon (torn label) 1995  Front Label
    M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon (torn label) 1995
    Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 1995 Front Label
    Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 1995
    Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte  1995 Front Label
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 1995
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1995
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lagrange  1995  Front Label
    Chateau Lagrange 1995
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pontet-Canet  1995 Front Label
    Chateau Pontet-Canet 1995
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Calon-Segur  1995 Front Label
    Chateau Calon-Segur 1995
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires Brut in Gift Box 1995 Front Label
    Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires Brut in Gift Box 1995
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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    • JS93
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  • Chateau Branaire-Ducru  1995 Front Label
    Chateau Branaire-Ducru 1995
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Leoville Poyferre  1995 Front Label
    Chateau Leoville Poyferre 1995
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Dom Perignon Vintage with Gift Box 1995 Front Label
    Dom Perignon Vintage with Gift Box 1995
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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  • Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1995 Front Bottle Shot
    Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1995
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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    • RP93
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  • Colin-Deleger Chassagne Montrachet Les Vergers Premier Cru 1995 Front Label
    Colin-Deleger Chassagne Montrachet Les Vergers Premier Cru 1995
    Chardonnay from Chassagne-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 1995 Front Label
    Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 1995
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  • M. Chapoutier Cote-Rotie La Mordoree (torn label) 1995  Front Label
    M. Chapoutier Cote-Rotie La Mordoree (torn label) 1995
    Syrah/Shiraz from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France
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    Chateau Petrus 1995
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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  • M. Chapoutier Hermitage Chante Alouette Blanc 1995 Front Label
    M. Chapoutier Hermitage Chante Alouette Blanc 1995
    Rhone White Blends from Rhone, France
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  • Rene Engel Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 1995 Front Label
    Rene Engel Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 1995
    Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
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  • Chateau Sociando-Mallet  1995 Front Label
    Chateau Sociando-Mallet 1995
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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  • Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame with Gift Box 1995 Front Label
    Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame with Gift Box 1995
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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